OUR BLUE RIBBON GALA WAS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Our Blue Ribbon Gala was a HUGE SUCCESS! All 340 seats were filled and people were ready to get rid of their masks and have a good time! The night was filled with energy and individuals wanting to get involved in what we do and make a difference. It was just a perfect night! The Angel’s BEST event ever.
THANK YOU TEAM AWESOME
Our unbelievable TEAM AWESOME LADIES, now officially part of the ARCHANGEL HALL OF FAME family, did so much work to make our night a huge success and we are so grateful. And let’s not forget those wonderful husbands who got involved who knew what the night would mean to their lovely wives. thank you Hubbies!
OUR 2021 ARCHANGEL HALL OF FAME
INDUCTEE – LISA VICKERS
Lisa Vickers of the Speer Foundation was inducted into the Archangel Hall of Fame family for her endless generosity through her foundation, the Speer Foundation , for making such a difference in our lives for the children and youth we advocate for, but for all she does in the community. Lisa, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE AMAZING BEHIND THE SCENE VOLUNTEERS
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you did to make the night a success. If it were not for you, our night would not have gone so smoothly. You are amazing Angels!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Our guest speaker, our own special Angel, Ashley Tominus, who manages our Angel Visitation Center was so inspiring with sharing her journey. She did an outstanding job and every ear was glued to her amazing story. She received a standing ovation and so well-d
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ST PETE YACHT CLUB FOR MAKING OUR NIGHT SPECIAL
Special thanks to the SPYC for all they did to make our night special. Shannon you and your staff did an outstanding job and thank you so much for being so accommodating.
If you were unable to attend, you missed one of the best events of the year, our Blue Ribbon Gala, and that came from all those that attended. It was definitely a NIGHT TO REMEMBER.
November 9th, 2021 8:30 – 9:30 AM,
PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG, FL
PLEASE RSVP AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE MEETING DATE!
OUR MEETINGS ARE EXTREMELY INFORMATIVE SO PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER….
We encourage all of our Angels to try and make the November meeting. We are gathering all the wish list for the Annual Christmas Giving Program and we are short on time. Last year we did approximately 350 kids and we want to do more. There are so many kids that need smiles Christmas morning and we have so many individuals, organizations and businesses willing to lend a helping hand. Let’s do this!
LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN! – THAT IS WHAT WE DO
PLEASE RSVP BY NOVEMBER 6TH 2021
DEAR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, PLEASE GET YOUR WISH LIST TO THE ANGELS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN RECRUIT OUR VOLUNTEERS. WE WANT TO PUT A LOT OF SMILES ON KIDS FACES THIS YEAR. WE WANT TO GIVE THEM A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER.
TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
Mariah Pollack was having difficulty in school after COVID she wasn’t getting her work done and her grades had dropped tremendously from an A student to getting D’s. Her mentor, April, and Mariah made a goal for her to get back on the Dean’s list for the 4th quarter. She received all A’s and 1D. When she received the laptop from Angels, it motivated her to get all A’s the first quarter. She received all A’s and was placed on the principal’s honor roll. We are proud of Mariah, she wanted to also Thank the Angels for her laptop.
BABY CAT PROGRAM UPDATE
Baby Cat is definitely making a difference in both Campbell Park Elementary and Kings Highway Elementary. Great strides are being made with these children and their families and lives are being turned around. Moms and Dads are feeling proud of their accomplishments which touches the lives of their children. These little ones are learning how to deal with challenges and obstacles. Families are being stabilized resulting in breaking the pattern of abuse. When you change the direction for one child, it changes lives for generations and this is what we are doing! It has been proven over the last two years that working with troubled children at the pre-k level is how you win the battle of breaking the pattern of abuse. We are beginning to get a lot of recognition at the State level which means we are on our way to making the Baby Cat Program a state-wide model for elementary schools with pre-k programs. We are very proud of our success with this program.
On behalf of Directions for Living, we would like to thank the Angels for all they are doing to help make this happen.
April Lott, CEO/President
Directions for Living
Guardian ad Litem Foundation (GAL)
Dream, Believe, Succeed!
The Angels take requests and make them a reality for children
in need of a little HOPE and a BIG Smile
The impact that Angels is having on these kids lasts long after the check has been cut. Thank you for seeing the value of bringing these opportunities to children in the dependency system and helping to give them an outlet to grow.
Thank You Angels
Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay
Three feel good feedback stories to share on requests that Angels has funded:
Bradley was removed for the second time. He is now with his grandfather and feeling safe. Although he has never been to camp as his GAL, I felt it would be great for him and make his summer very fun. Bradley had so much fun at camp. The first day he was so tired he could hardly stay awake. They swam every day which he enjoys. His favorite was the field trips. He even got to go ice skate which he has never done. There are so many first things he experienced there and really enjoyed his summer. It was so good to hear him tell me all that he was doing, he sounded so happy every time we talked.
Gage is an adorable eight-year-old boy that loves to play outdoors and go swimming. He lives in an area where he is not able to safely play outside with other neighborhood children. Like most young boys, he is full of energy and needs an opportunity to be physically and socially active on a daily basis. I requested funds to cover the fees for the child to attend the YMCA North Pinellas day camp for the summer. Attending camp has given Gage the opportunity to interact with children in a positive and safe environment and make new friends. It also provided him the opportunity to take swimming lessons during camp and have vigorous outdoor play time every day during summer break. Gage loved going to day camp!
We are so greatful for this fabulous Clearwater Marine Aquarium experience. The entire Aquarium staff was so kind and helpful. My children learned so much. To my pleasant surprise, my 6yr old Ezra’s curiosity dominated the invertebrate presentation with such interesting questions. Bio Mom and Grandma to my 6 yr old Laura and 7yr old Alexa had a visit with their children they will treasure. My 7yr old Julian was in love with the Nicolas and named his stuffed Dolphin Nicolas. The children are still talking about the everything at the Aquarium. They all enjoyed every minute of it. With the generous gift card from the Angels group, each child bought a something for themselves and a sister or brother who could not be with them.
Again, thank you for an experience we will never forget. Erin
Thank you again for all that you do to help our kids thrive!
Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay
The BROADRICK FAMILY FOUNDATION
for filling our Resource Room at the Angel Center. Our bins were practically empty from all the requests and this wonderful organization sprinkled “Magic” in our lives for all the children and families who come to us for help and now our room is filled once again!
Thanks you so much from the bottom of our hearts,
A Mom in Need
Healthy Start PAT+ started working with a mom in September. She had her baby and was having trouble feeding the baby. Mom was struggling to breastfeed and was supplementing with formula. The baby has a dairy allergy that was discovered at a doctors appointment. Thanks to Angels, we were able to provide a breast pump to help this mom continue breastfeeding. Thank you to Angels Against Abuse for all you do for PAT+!!
HEALTHY START PAT+ MISSION STATEMENT
Healthy Start PAT focuses on reducing infant mortality and morbidity rates in the community by providing comprehensive case management and support services to pregnant and parenting substance abusing women with children ages 0-18 months. The Angels have partnered with them for the past several years through our Christmas Giving and our Angel Assistance Programs. Throughout the year when we receive requests for the moms or their babies, we address those needs quickly to make sure their needs are met.
The Angels & The Kind Mouse Have Teamed Up!
Angel Baby Mouse Nibbles Program
ZERO TO 18 MONTHS
Thank you Gina, The Kind Mouse for Partnering with the Angels
These baby bags include items that will make a difference until they are placed with relatives or in foster care. The bags will include pre-mixed formula or baby food depending on the age of the infant, diapers, wipes, baby wash, diaper rash ointment, clothing based on age and gender of infant, washcloths, bibs, baby book, pacifier, rattles, and baby bottles.
Thank you Joan Carmody our New York Angel
Every few days our friend from New York stokes our Resource Room with brand new clothes for kids in all sizes. Joan, thank you so much for you generosity and very BIG Heart! Every outfit is perfectly coordinated and packaged perfectly by age and gender. Joan you are amazing and we look forward to opening every package that is delivered to our door. You are truly an Angel!
SHARE SOME NEWS!
We would love to share some good news to our Angels, Friends and Families that receive this newsletter. During these times of uncertainty, fear and frustrations, good news gives us Hope and something to brighten our days. We know there is some amazing work being done by so many individuals and agencies in our community so please share your stories so we can pass them on to others. Please email Sandy Kearney at [email protected] and we will make sure your stories are shared in our next newsletter.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO THE ANGELS
Al & Susan Bennati
Allen & Sarah Keesler
Angels Against Abuse, Inc
Bailey’s Medical Equipment
Blackbaud Giving Fund
Blakemore & Satori Kearney
Brad & Kathy Ball
Career Now Brands
Career Path Training/Roadmaster Driving School
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Creative Outdoor Advertising
Curativa Bay Corporation
David Herman, Trustee White Family Foundation
David & Joanne Yates
Diana & Kerry Helinger
Donald & Holli Hudson
First Home Bank
Flora and Mike Corrigan
Fostering Hope of Florida
Helen & Rudy Consoni
J Larsen & Associates CPA
James & Kriste Helinger
Jason & Amanda Meland
Jason & Christi Strauss
John & Sandy Kearney
John & Karen Kearney
Just Give – Great Non-Profits
Ken & Maureen Heretick
Kim & Richard Bauer
Mark & Jessica Young
Matt & Valerie DiGennaro
Nature’s Food Patch
Neil & Cindy Campbell
Network for Good
Nick & Kay Catizone
Nicole & Tony Spinelli
Paula & Charles Park
Pinellas Realtor Organization
Richard Kitchell DDO
Socius Family Foundation
St Pete Glitter Queens
Ten Pins Bowling Alley
Timothy Thomas & Jill Griffith
The Blackbaud Giving Fund
The Broadrick Family Foundation
The Kind Mouse
The Milkey Foundation
The Speer Foundation
The White Family Foundation
Vector Commercial Real Estate
Veterans of Foreign War Post 2473
If we have inadvertently left anyone out, please contact [email protected] and we will get you added. Every dollar makes a difference and we want everyone to know how grateful we are for all donations to our organization.
Angels Against Abuse Gives HOPE,
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow….
WE NEED YOUR VOTE TO STAY ON TOP.
THANK YOU ANGELS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE A REVIEW!
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!
PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
We are looking for volunteers for all of our upcoming events. Please contact Sandy Kearney by clicking on the above link and let us know which of our upcoming events you are available to help volunteer. Please remember that all of these events benefit the Angels and your support will make a difference. Thank you for your support!
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS
IF ALL GOES WELL
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS
November 9th 2021 – 8:30-9:30 AM
Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South
St Petersburg FL
December 8th 2021 – 8:30 AM -9:30 AM
Annual Christmas Giving
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL